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future. we saw marco rubio as part of its future. we saw the future of the republican party get a drink of water on tv last night. the -- we're going to see whether they decide that it's in their interests to make a deal with him and move past that and start looking to future battles beyond the fiscal battles of today. >> i did notice that when they were trying to sum up what rubio said, i asked everyone yesterday, we all want to help the middle class. we're trying to figure out how to do. we know that most of the jobs need to come from the private sector. do you think that ceos or private sector-oriented people, did they feel like they got, that he put his arm around him more than previously or was it an expansion of or -- you know, sort of continuing to talk about an expansion of liberal ideas, bigger government? >> i would think they would not feel that the president put their arm around him necessarily. when you listened to the president talk about i'm going to take executive action to implement my philosophy on climate change for example, you're going to have a lot of people -- we
happening in the party and does it happen? >> well, i think marco rubio is the best sign so far. here's the problem. is that the republican party in a strong period from 1968 to '88, that was really their period of dominating stod earn electoral politics. did it with a strategy of polarization that essentially gathered up much of the population against, as it happened, african-americans. what we've seen now is a demographic shift. so you'll remember right before this latest election, this is why i wanted to write the story, all we were hearing about when it came to racial issues was how barack obama might not be able to get as much as 40% of the white male vote. well, three or four election cycles ago, that would have ruined him. today, that is the minority in this country. it's not just african-americans, it's asians, it's latinos, it's women who see themselves as an outsider group. that is the new majority that republicans have to deal with. so someone like marco rubio sees this as far as immigration reform goes. here is his problem. it's party or not just about candidates, attracti
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